North Carolina Cotton: Updated Forecast Shows Warmer Temps Next Week Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
The weatherman’s predictions for this week and this coming weekend was fairly accurate, however, he’s had a major change of heart about the weather next week. In our last update […]

North Carolina Cotton: Likely the Last Week for Accumulating Heat Units Oct 13, 2020

🕔Oct 13, 2020
Hopefully, this will be the last update on weather and heat unit forecasts for this year. In an effort to keep this article brief, see our previous newsletters on this […]

North Carolina Cotton: Defoliation Timing and Chasing This Top Crop – UPDATE Oct 5, 2020

🕔Oct 5, 2020
This is an update to the newsletter article we released last Wednesday, September 30th, which now includes heat unit accumulation since that date and a new forecast through October 19th. […]

North Carolina Cotton: Top vs. Bottom Crop – Deciding Which to Chase Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
As expected, the prolonged dry and hot weather that occurred in many areas in North Carolina has not only affected yield potential but has also complicated decisions for the 2020 […]

North Carolina Cotton: 3 Common Questions About PGRs Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
We’ve been getting a number of questions this week regarding the need for mepiquat-based PGRs applied to cotton at various growth stages at this point in the season. To be […]

North Carolina Cotton: Pre-Bloom PGR Decisions Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
The 2020 crop is currently variable with some fields still struggling and lagging behind due to early season stress (4-6 leaves) while other fields are starting to grow vigorously (9-11 […]

North Carolina Cotton: Strong Planting Window Approaches May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 62 degrees at 8 a.m. this morning (May 11). You can see how the variation in soil temperature across the state in Figure […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Forecast Looks A Bit Dismal May 2, 2020

🕔May 2, 2020
Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 60.4 degrees at 8 a.m. this morning (May 1). What is particularly alarming is that soils temps did not rise up to at […]

North Carolina Cotton: Don’t Rush to Plant Just Yet Apr 27, 2020

🕔Apr 27, 2020
Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 58.2 degrees at 7 a.m. this morning (April 27). We find it alarming that the highest early morning soil temperature in the last […]

North Carolina Cotton: Time To Start Checking Seed Quality Data Base Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Despite all of the distractions associated with COVID-19 lately, our NCDA&CS seed inspectors and seed lab have been hard at work on the new NCDA&CS Pilot Program for Cotton Seed. […]

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